The recap and notes from Tuesday’s 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers were significantly less glowing than most of the other viewpoints available. I was happy with the two points and acknowledged the importance of results, but I was not high on the level of play. The Daily Cup of Joe from Thursday assessed the team by position and was also candid and quite mixed. Today’s Daily Cup of Joe goes the other direction and names seven things that I like about the 2017-18 Carolina Hurricanes through four games.

On the surface, the collection of widely different viewpoints over a short period of time might look schizophrenic. But maybe that is exactly right for a sample size of four games that has run the gamut from high scoring to unable to generate offense at all and from sound and steady defensively to intermittently struggling.

The Thursday Coffee Shop opens the floor for readers to weigh in on whether the season thus far has been half full, half empty or oddly some both.


Carolina Hurricanes polls

Please remember to click ‘vote’ after each individual poll question.


How would you rate the Hurricanes level of play through four games?

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Based on what you have seen so far, are the 2017-18 Carolina Hurricanes bound for the playoffs?

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Discussion questions


1) What have been the biggest positives through four games?


2) What are the areas of greatest concern through four games?


3) Which players have stood out positively and/or negatively through four games?


Go Canes!

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